Healthcare

International TB Day 2017: Unite to end tuberculosis

/ Friday, 24 March 2017 02:36

Today, the United Nations celebrates International Tuberculosis Day under the theme ‘Unite to End TB: Leave no one behind’. This is a W...


MyDoctor.lk replenishes partnership with Lanka Hospitals

/ Friday, 24 March 2017 02:34

Lanka Hospitals PLC, one of the largest private multi-specialty tertiary care hospitals in the country renewed its partnership with MyDoctor (www.M...


Sri Lankan-based innovation company helps Northern Ireland company to launch at DigiHealth

/ Friday, 24 March 2017 02:33

Mitra Innovation is a UK and Sri Lankan based company (with an additional office in Australia) specialising in SaaS technology platform incubation,...


Detecting hearing defects

/ Friday, 24 March 2017 02:32

Are you aware that whatever your age may be, you could fall victim to deafness. You may not know that you are, at times, short of hearing. Today, m...


Creative Software in new partnership to develop communication tools for children with cognitive difficulties

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

Creative Software collaborates with the Swedish e-health innovator PictureMyLife to upgrade and evolve their web and mobile app for children with c...


Hemas Hospital Wattala donates high-end Endoscopy Unit to University of Kelaniya

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

Hemas Hospital Wattala recently donated a high definition Video Endoscopy System to the Skills Training Laboratory of the Anatomy Departme...


Sri Lanka Navy and US Navy conduct medical camp in Matara

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

  The Sri Lankan Navy together with the US Navy conducted a medical camp at the Dutch Hospital in Matara on 16 March. The ev...


MyDoctor.lk partners with Park Hospital to provide value added service for members

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

MyDoctor.lk signing MOU with Park Hospital (from  left): MyDoctor Assistant Business Development Manager Dilip Weeraman, MyDoctor.lk Relations...


South-East Asia countries adopt Call for Action to accelerate efforts to end TB

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

Health Ministers from countries in WHO South-East Asia Region which bear half the global TB burden, and WHO signed a Call for Action for Ending TB,...


Clinician-led new management introduces patient-centred care at Oasis Hospital Colombo

/ Monday, 20 March 2017 00:06

News of a transfer of the management of Oasis Hospital by a newly-formed conglomerate of leading doctors, academics and entrepreneurs to p...


Global Hospitals to unveil new brand identity in Sri Lanka

/ Monday, 20 March 2017 00:04

Global Hospitals a multi-super specialty tertiary care hospital which has treated over 1,000 patients in Sri Lanka has been acquired by Parkway Pan...


Signal renews its commitment to creating a cavity-free Sri Lanka

/ Monday, 20 March 2017 00:02

Oral diseases, and dental cavities are the most common chronic ailments across both developed and developing nations. The World Dental Federation&r...


Ceylon Oxygen reveals world class easy-to-use medical gas solutions at SAARC conference

/ Monday, 20 March 2017 00:01

From left: Ceylon Oxygen Managing Director Radesh Daluwatte, College of Anaesthesiologists and Intensivists of Sri Lanka President Dr. Kan...


“We will introduce the best health practices in the world to Sri Lanka”: Rajitha

/ Friday, 17 March 2017 00:00

At a recently conducted press briefing, the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka appreciated the efforts taken by the Government in developing...


Sri Lankan patients to receive safer, more available medications with new DHL Life Sciences facility

/ Friday, 17 March 2017 00:00

Chief guest of the occasion, State Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Corporation Chairman Dr. Sayuru G. Samarasundra cutting the ribbon in the presence...


Golden Key Hospital acquires latest technology in surgical microscopy

/ Friday, 17 March 2017 00:00

The Golden Key Hospital has enhanced its capabilities in retinal and cataract surgery with the acquisition of sophisticated new equipment from Zeis...


Asiri Hospitals to launch world-class cancer centre in association with American Oncology Institute

/ Friday, 17 March 2017 00:00

Asiri Hospitals in its continuing endeavour to bring world class healthcare to Sri Lanka has signed a collaboration with the American Oncology Inst...


Sampath cardholders get 30% savings on channelling services with Doc990

/ Friday, 17 March 2017 00:00

Standing from left: Digital Health Senior Executive – Marketing and Admin Hashini Mudalige, Digital Health Head of Finance and Admin Anjana G...


The natural wonder of Cod Liver Oil as capsules

/ Thursday, 9 March 2017 00:00

  Cod Liver Oil, known and trusted for generations, was first recorded for medical use in 1789, when Dr. Darbey of the Manche...


Prevent and control birth defects

/ Thursday, 9 March 2017 00:00

By Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh Birth defects affect approximately one in 33 infants and result in around 3.2 million birth defect-related disabili...


Today's Columnists

FDIs into capital markets?

25 March 2017

Yesterday’s FT article on the CSE road show in Melbourne, appealing to expat Sri Lankans, triggered this. Emotional pleas and guilt appeals may be good enough to generate some charity or philanthropy (and do not confuse it with im...


Jobs and no takers, or what?

24 March 2017

IT and Commerce Minister of Telangana State Minister Rama Rao speaking at the Sri Lanka Human Capital Summit in Colombo said that the Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge created a platform between Government, academia and industry t...


Cavaliers, roundheads and the big match season

24 March 2017

Big match season lays bare the tribalism and sexism in our society     Big match season brings out the best in us and also the worst, I think. The camaraderie and the loyalty of the old boys and the enthu...


Of new social contracts and ‘goon squads’ on social media

24 March 2017

I don’t often quote the United Nations (UN). Not because they don’t say sensible stuff. But because their sound bites are not as memorable as that which their opposition – rogue states, global terrorists – says. Because the...


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